Ann Arbor Science & Skeptics – ending meetups

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Meetup_Logo_2015The Ann Arbor Science and Skeptics is ending its formal meetups.  The Meetup.com account will be closed, but not immediately cancelled.  If existing members are interested in taking over the account, they should have an opportunity to do so within a week or two after the meetup is closed.  An email from the Meetup.com site will be sent out with the specific details, such as costs, to those members who are subscribed to updates.

This annarborscienceskeptic.com website will remain active for the purpose of providing science and critical-thinking news and information for its subscribers.

For similar-related groups in the area, please consider checking out the Michigan Skeptics Association, Nerd Nite Ann Arbor, Center For Inquiry’s Skeptics in the Pub (Ypsilanti), University of Michigan’s Science Cafés, and University of Michigan’s Saturday Morning Physics.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to send an email.

I want to thank everyone who has contributed and supported our science club for the past several years, as well as to all the guests and speakers who have helped lead some great discussions about their field of study and their research.

The OLLI-UM’s “Science of Climate Change” – Classroom Series

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan (OLLI-UM) is sponsoring a classroom series on the science of climate change that starts on Wednesday, February 4 and continues to March 18.

From the website: Would you like to have a better understanding of the science of one of the most important issues in our times? This class will cover the physical influences that determine the earth’s climate and are responsible for past and current climate change, and the science behind our knowledge of past climates and our ability to predict future change. In each class we will view two 30-minute lectures, followed by discussion and updates from the latest climate reports. The study group leader spent 34 years as a research physicist at Ford and Argonne National Laboratory. His work included modeling of the climate-change effects of plug-in hybrid vehicles.

 

This event is for people ages 50+ and will be instructed by Ann Arbor Science & Skeptics co-organizer, Craig Stephan.  And the location is Genesis of Ann Arbor.

Date(s) : 02/04/2015 – 03/18/2015
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Location : Genesis of Ann Arbor
Address : 2309 Packard Street,
Ann Arbor, MI
Instructor : Stephan Craig
Fee : $40.00

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Saturday Morning Physics Fall 2014 Schedule

Beginning on Saturday, October 11th, the University of Michigan Physics department will begin hosting their weekly Saturday Morning Physics lectures.  The lectures will be held Saturday mornings, 10:30-11:30 AM in 170 Dennison on central campus. These events are free and refreshments will be served from 10:00 to 10:30 AM prior to the lecture.

Designed for general audiences, the lectures are an opportunity to hear physicists discuss their work in easy-to-understand, non-technical terms. The multimedia presentations include hands-on demonstrations of the principles discussed, along with slides, video, and computer simulations.

You can find out more information by clicking here, including parking suggestions and seminar guidelines.

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(09/12/14) – RELATE Presents “Science By The Pint”

Science by the PintIf you missed the previous events, you have time to attend this last one for 2014!  The RELATE group (Researchers Expanding Lay-Audience Teaching and Engagement) is hosting their final “Science by the Pint” at the Tap Room of the Arbor Brewing Company (114 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) on Friday, September 12th, from 7 to 10pm.

Listen to student scientists as they provide short presentations on topics of which they are studying.

For more information about Friday’s event, you can visit Science By The Pint.  And to find out more about RELATE, you can visit their website, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter (@RELATEatUM).

(09/06/14) – RELATE Presents “Science By The Pint”

Science by the PintA local group of faculty and graduate students at the University of Michigan called RELATE (Researchers Expanding Lay-Audience Teaching and Engagement) is hosting an event called “Science by the Pint” at the Tap Room of the Arbor Brewing Company (114 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104).

On Saturday, September 6th, from 7-10pm, student scientists will give 15 to 20 minute talks on a variety of topics involving human physiology and health.

For more information about Saturday’s event, you can visit Science By The Pint.  And to find out more about RELATE, you can visit their website, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter (@RELATEatUM).

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